I found Black Thunder Singers through the NAMA (Native American Music Awards) website while strolling through their past winners. Black Thunder Singers won a 2011 NAMA for Best Pow Wow Recording Artist. Formed in 2001 Black Thunder are a Northern Tradition drumming group that sing the songs of the Black Hills and the Great Lakes regions.
Below is a video of one of their songs at a Pow Wow last year. I’ve always enjoyed drumming circles, the energy and feeling of the beat and rhythms. The intensity of the singing, which, without understanding the words sung, you know it has deep meaning and a heart felt connection to ancestors and the earth. Enjoy!